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GIA Certified 4 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 4 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond

GIA Certified 3.72 Carat Round Green Emerald Hidden Halo 18KYG Diamond Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
This beautiful 18K yellow gold ring features a GIA-certified 3.72 Carat Round-shaped Green Emerald bezel set. A hidden halo of brilliant round diamonds encircled the crown on top of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage GIA 2.00 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage GIA 2.00 Carat good Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. Featuring one GIA certified 2.00 carat square emerald cut diamond accompanied with certificate #22250830...
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1960s Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

3.07 Carat Emerald Cut Aquamarine and Diamond 18 Carat Yellow Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Thoughtfully crafted in 18 carat yellow gold, this elegant vintage-inspired contemporary ring boasts a spectacular raised gallery with an opulent emerald cut bright light blue aquama...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Aquamarine, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Burma Ruby Natural Unheated AGL Certified Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A 2.70 carat cushion cut deep red incredibly saturated red Burma ruby is the center piece of this chic 1960s ballerina ring. The platinum well handcrafted ring is set with perfectly ...
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1960s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Grace Diamond Ring, 0.17ct Princess Cut w 0.19ctw Round Accents
Located in Houston, TX
This dainty Tiffany & Co. design is the Grace Diamond Ring, featuring an approximately 0.17ct princess cut diamond center, with about 0.19ctw in round accent diamonds, set in a plati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Estate Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Estate sapphire diamond and platinum engagement ring. Love it because it caught your eye, and we are here to connect you with beautiful and affordable jewelry. Simple and concise ...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Ruby Diamond Cluster 18 Karat Yellow Gold Solitaire Bridal AIG Certified Ring
Located in Milano, IT
Iconic and modern gold ring with an oval ruby (1.30 carat) with 12 round brilliant diamonds surrounding and forming a flower shape. The delicate 18 karat gold threads complement the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

4.22 Carat Diamond Cushion Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum Halo
Located in Tampa, FL
A magnificent hand fabricated platinum and diamond engagement ring featuring a true Cushion Brilliant cut diamond center stone weighing 4.22 carats with a pure colorless designation ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. 0.57ct Round I VS1 Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring, 18kt Rose
Located in Houston, TX
This precious Tiffany & Co. engagement ring features a dainty 0.57ct round brilliant cut diamond, I VS1. The diamond is placed in a platinum setting and an 18kt rose gold engagement ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum

Handcrafted Arielle Old European Cut Diamond Ring by Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2.69ct N-SI1 GIA certified old European cut diamond with 0.12ctw old European cut accent diamonds set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 6.98 Carat Green Emerald 14k Yellow Gold Hidden Halo Diamond Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
This beautiful ring features a GIA-certified 6.98 Carat Asscher-shaped Green Emerald bezel set. A hidden halo of brilliant round diamonds encircled the crown. A delicate row of diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Platinum Ring Set with 1.59 Carat No Heat Pink Burma Sapphire GIA
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1920s, platinum, American. This Art Deco ring features a vivid 1.59 carat no heat pink sapphire, (GIA report). Set with an additional .75 carats of accent diamonds, the visual ...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Platinum

5.50 Carat Diamond and Sapphire Modern "Toi et Moi" Art Deco Style 18k Gold Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Dazzling Art Deco style, large and showy, 18 karat white gold "Toi et Moi" cocktail or engagement wrap around style ring features matching emerald cut shaped invisibly set baguettes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Elegant 4.04 Carat Sapphire and Diamond Ballerina Design White Gold Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Timeless and elegant cocktail or engagement ring features a round cut vivid dark blue faceted sapphire, prong-set in the center. Surrounding the sapphire is a sparkling halo of invis...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

3.55 Carat Pink Tourmaline Cabochon, Diamond Halo & 18k White Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The fuchsia color of this tourmaline cabochon is mouth watering! This gemstone is so luscious and clear, it looks like a piece of hard candy! Sparkling diamonds highlight the gorgeou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Tourmaline, Rubelite, White Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Elegant 9.25 Carat Blue Sapphire and Diamond Baguette Ballerina Platinum Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Very elegant and timelessly classic ballerina style platinum estate cocktail ring features a rich, deep blue, 6.25 carat, pear shaped sapphire in the center. Sapphire is securely pro...
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20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

Hot Pink Emerald Cut Natural Sapphire 18K Italian Finish Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Hung Hom, HK
0.36 carat of super saturated hot pink sapphire is set in this 18K matt finish gold ring. The ring is hand made in Hong Kong and the gold weighs 3.89 grams. The ring can be worn as a...
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2010s Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Anteros Ring in 9kt Yellow Gold with Rubellite Tourmaline and Pink Sapphires
Located in Melbourne, Vic
Exquisitely handcrafted in 9kt yellow gold this heavenly ring features a gorgeous cranberry colored rubellite tourmaline aloft a signature William Llewellyn Griffiths garland setting...
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2010s Renaissance Engagement Rings

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Rubelite, Pink Sapphire, Tourmaline, 9k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified VS2 4.13 Carat Princess Diamond Ring With 2 Carat Diamond Sides
Located in Tustin, CA
Stunning platinum 3 stone diamond estate engagement, wedding or cocktail ring features a GIA certified, "Quadrillion" princess cut diamond in the center weighing 4.13 carats, with a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

GIA Report Certified 1.03 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GIA report certified 1.03 carat old European cut diamond and platinum engagement ring dated 1938. Love it because it caught your eye and we are here to connect you with beautiful an...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Magnificent Colombian Emerald Five-Stone Ring 18 Karat Gold
Located in Brunswick, ME
New Inspired on Victorian Era! Magnificent Colombian Emerald Five-Stone Ring 18 Karat Gold The five natural Colombian emeralds show excellent clarity, and excellent color AAA intense...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Engagement Rings

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Emerald, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Brilliant Emerald and Diamond 14k Gold Ring by Franny E
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
This one-of-a-kind 14k gold ring features a stunning emerald with three diamonds set at the back of the band. Paying homage to tradition, the ring has been formed from scratch using ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold

3.27 Carat Natural Heart-Cut Golden Sapphire and Diamond Ring Set in Platinum
Located in Tokyo, JP
A beautiful cocktail ring featuring a 3.27 Carat Natural Heart-Shape Golden Sapphire and 0.89 Carats Diamond Accents set in Platinum. Sapphires have extraordinary durability - they e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 4.21 Carat Old European Cut Diamond & Platinum Ring 1920's
Located in QLD , AU
Are you looking for the perfect engagement ring or maybe a ring to celebrate a special milestone in your life. This original Art Deco 1920's ring is set with a central 4.21ct old Eu...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 6.59ct Radiant Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum
Located in Chicago, IL
This Stunning GiA Certified 6.59ct Radiant Fancy Yellow SI2 Diamond is made in Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold. The 2 white diamond tapered Baguettes on either side of the center stone ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 1895 Diamond Engagement Ring, Platinum 950 Round 1.03ct GIA
Located in Greensboro, NC
Retail Price: $20,000 Size: 6 1/2 Please contact us for a re-sizing quote. Brand: Cartier Collection: Solitaire 1895 Metal Content: 950 Platinum Stone Information Natural Diamon...
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19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Finest Quality GIA Certified 3.69 Carat Colombian Emerald 2.7 Carat Diamond Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Magnificent, finest quality, 18 karat white gold ring features a GIA certified, F1, octagonal step cut, transparent green Colombian emerald weighing 3.69 carats and measuring 10.94 m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

18k Gold Full Eternity Diamond Ring Wedding Band
Located in Bangkok, TH
Stunning high quality brilliant white diamonds are set in solid 18k gold. Would look great worn alone or stacked with any other ring. It is well made and you will not have any loose ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond Yellow Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique old mine-cut diamond and yellow gold cluster ring circa 1900. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right away if you have additional q...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Contemporary Art Deco Style 1.62ct Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring in Platinum
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
This gorgeous 1.62ct emerald cut Emerald is surrounded by 10 brilliant cut diamonds along the top and bottom of the Emerald and two baguette cut Diamonds to either side creating a cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Art Deco 2.61 Carats Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing 2.06 carats - H color with VVS2 clarity Set by V prongs in a square form head flanked by baguette cut diamonds Then accented by trans...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Platinum Legacy Cushion Pink Sapphire 1.51 Carats Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co Cushion Brilliant Engagement Ring from the “Legacy” collection featuring a 1.51 carat rich color pink sapphire center finely crafted in Platinum surrounded by dazzling b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Pink Sapphire, Platinum

Versace Fine Jewelry Greek Key Cube VVS Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Versace Fine Jewelry Greek Key Cube VVS Diamond Engagement Ring Made in Italy An 18k yellow gold versace ring with a tapered shank and three-dimensional greek key cube on the top. Th...
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2010s Classical Greek Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 1.73 Carat Natural African Blue Sapphire Ring Set in Platinum
Located in Tokyo, JP
A beautiful Ring featuring a GIA Certified 1.73 Carat Natural Madagascar Blue Sapphire and 1.08 Carats Diamond Accents set in Platinum. Sapphires have extraordinary durability - they...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Rare Georgian Pearl and Diamond 15 Carat Gold Cluster Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
250 / 695 A superb Georgian period cluster ring. 15 carat gold example. Circa 1820. Designed with a a cluster of pearls. The centre pearl to have been expertly drilled and set with ...
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19th Century George III Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold

GIA Certified 4 Carat E VVS2 Round Cut Diamond Solitaire 18k White Gold Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 4 Carat E VVS2 Round Cut Diamond Solitaire 18k White Gold Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Platinum 1.96 Carat Certified Emerald Cut Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in South Perth, AU
Ceylon Zaffiro Ring Art Deco style, this elegant ring is made in platinum and set with a stunning Ceylon sapphire with a pair of baguette diamonds on either side. Emerald faceted s...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 8.11ct Radiant Fancy Yellow Natural Diamond Ring in Platinum
Located in Chicago, IL
This Stunning GiA Certified 8.11ct Radiant Fancy Yellow Natural Diamond Ring is made in Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold. The 2 white diamond trapezoids on either side of the center ston...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

GIA Certified 7.74 Carat Green Emerald Asscher Shape Halo Diamond Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 18k white and yellow gold ring features a 7.74 Carat Asscher cut Natural Green emerald from Zambia. It is encircled by a halo of brilliant round diamonds on a band that is taper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany Diamond Engagement Halo Ring Platine
Located in Geneva, CH
Tiffany & Co. Halo diamond engagement ring. The primary oval diamond is 0.55 carat, D colour and it is surrounded by 38 small round brilliant-cut diamonds (total weight 0.27 carat)....
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Art Deco Style Asscher Cut Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Art Deco inspired Asscher cut diamond ring set in platinum. This beautiful piece is predominantly set with a lovely GIA certified Asscher cut diamond which is securely r...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

16ct Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stunning 16.12ct mixed oval cut sapphire from Sri Lanka accented with 1.20cts of pear shaped diamonds beautifully set in platinum. Wear this on your right or left hand and it will be...
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1990s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 8.03 Radiant Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in LA, CA
Dazzling GIA Certified 8.03 Radiant Diamond Engagement Ring Setting: Platinum Center Stone: 13.48 x 10.39 x 7.15 mm Radiant Diamond 8.03ct Clarity: VS2 Color: J Side Stones: Natu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 6.02 Carat Marquise Shape Fancy Yellow Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Antwerp, BE
One of a kind ring handmade in Belgium and handmade the traditional way. ( no casting or printing envolved ) in 18K Yellow & Rose gold 10,8 g. Set with a GIA Certified Fancy Light Ye...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Pink Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

The One Aquamarine with Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
This beautiful ring has a single 9x7 mm. natural aquamarine with traditional emerald cut, prong-set in an elegant mount with daylight shoulders. Featuring a baguette diamond on each ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Mid-Century 3.70 Carats Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an emerald cut diamond weighing 2.95 carats - J color with VVS2 clarity Basket set and flanked by cathedral shoulders set with trilliant cut diamonds Weighing in total ap...
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1950s Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

18 Karat Yellow Gold Platinum Diamond Engagement Dress Bow Ring, circa 1905
Located in Zurich, CH
Adorable 18 karat yellow gold and platinum diamond engagement dress ring, circa 1905. Designed as a beautiful bow and set with 27 old-cut diamonds in millegrain setting totalling cir...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

GIA Certified 2 Carat Oval Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 2 Carat Oval Diamond Platinum Ring G Color VS2 Clarity
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

GIA 5.06 Carat Antique Cushion Diamond in Diamond "Knot" Ring
Located in New York, NY
The rare and charming 5.06 carat antique cushion-cut diamond is elegantly presented in a delightful diamond and platinum ring made up of 48 single-cut diamonds weighing approximately...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Authentic Le Vian 14 Karat White Gold White and Chocolate Diamond Halo Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Natural Authentic LeVian 14K White Gold White & Chocolate Diamond Halo Engagement Ring Le Vian Chocolatier Ring featuring .38 cts. Brown Chocolate Diamonds, .19 cts. Vanilla Diamond...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Brown Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Vera Wang Love Collection Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K 2 Tone Gold 1.20ct
Located in New York, NY
Vera Wang Love Collection Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K 2 Tone Gold 1.20ct PRIMARY DETAILS SKU: 105931 Listing Title: Vera Wang Love Collection Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

GIA 9.42 Ct Fancy Yellow Oval Diamond Pave Set 18K Engagement Ring with Halo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Beautiful Oval Natural Fancy Yellow VS2 GIA certified center Diamond set in a fine 18k gold Pave set, split shank Diamond Engagement Ring with halo. The ring has total weight of 1....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold

Alex Soldier Tanzanite 18 Karat White Gold Cocktail Ring One of a Kind
Located in New York, NY
The passion with which you leap into love has no end or beginning. It is a force that elevates the soul to great heights and drives you to experience life together in its full bloom....
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Tanzanite, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 10.43 Ct. Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring in 18K Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Spectacular natural yellow diamond ring hand mounted with 10.43 carat center diamond set 18k white gold. The center diamond is complimented by two colorless diamonds on each side to...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

AGL Certified 3.10 Carat Natural Brazilian Alexandrite Ring from Mark Henry
Located in New York, NY
An alexandrite is prized for its natural ability to shift colors from a vibrant bluish-green under daylight to an alluring reddish-purple under incandescent light. As the Russian sou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Alexandrite, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

3.42 Carat Tourmaline Sapphire Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
This Ring has a Round Checkered Cut Tourmaline that weighs 2.33 Carats and 14 Multi Sapphires that weigh 0.73 Carats. There are also 26 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.36 Carats. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Tourmaline, 14k Gold,...

GIA Certified 9.29 Carat Rare Step Cut No Heat Blue Sapphire & Diamond PLT Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
This one-of-a-kind three-stone ring features a rare Natural 9.29 Carat Emerald shape step-cut None-Heated blue sapphire flanked by two trapeze shape diamonds in total weight of 1.47 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

Shopping for the right antique, new or vintage engagement ring can prove daunting.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect Art Deco engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

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